Dateline: Wednesday night, June 20, 2018. Shown at the end of this feature is the June 13, 2018 New Moon chart focused as a map on the mainland USA and revealing Saturn* at the IC or at the fourth house cusp at 6+ degrees Capricorn going through the Texas-Mexico border. *Saturn is associated with executive authority, rules, laws, responsibility, determination and hard work, but when negative can connect with fears, restrictions, frustrations, delays, chronic problems, abuse of authority and karmic retribution.
(By the way, Adolf Hitler’s natal Moon was 6+ degrees of Capricorn opposite the undiscovered Chiron at 6+ degrees of Cancer. Therefore, transiting Saturn in 2018 is going back and forth on Hitler’s Moon location from his birth chart on April 20, 1889. Due to the recent rise of authoritarian world leaders – which I associate with transiting Pluto now in Capricorn and on its own Heliocentric South Node, opposing its discovery placement in Cancer back in 1930 on its own Heliocentric North Node – governmental actions often appear to be and are extremely heavy-handed, inhumane, and immoral.)
On June 13, Venus (29+ Cancer) was directly above and powerful in Washington, D.C., but making an exact 150-degree aspect with the asteroid Vesta (29+ Sagittarius). The 150-degree alignment often requires a serious adjustment to be made to rectify a major problem.
On June 13, transiting Mars in Aquarius was making a rare conjunction with the transiting Mean South Node of the Moon. Mars is associated with courage, leadership, athletics, passions, desires, personal will, but when negative can equate with a rise in anger, arguments, volatility, inflammatory rhetoric and situations, military movements as well as potential bloodshed and warfare.
The New Moon chart of June 13 has become a cosmic catalyst awakening the country to the crisis of the people migrating into the USA from the south – many thousands seeking asylum from gang violence, political and economic upheaval in Mexico and Central America and their children have been taken from them upon their crossing the border into the U.S. Much of America, the mainstream news media, and people from around the world began reacting with horror to what is going on here, but for nearly a solid week the Trump Administration remained intransigent in its actions and beliefs – even hearing AG Jeff Sessions and Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders resorting to using biblical quotations to emphasize the need for absolute law at all cost, even if it means the harm of innocent children caught up in the new “Zero Tolerance” U.S. governmental policy.
Exactly one week later, today June 20, 2018, at the crisis-oriented First Quarter Sun-Moon Phase, the solar and lunar orbs square at 29+ Gemini and 29+ Virgo – igniting, by exact opposition and square, the Vesta placement at 29+ Sagittarius from the June 13 New Moon chart.
Vesta rules home and hearth, safety and security, insurance-investment themes, plus sisterhood ties, secret organizations (like the CIA, NSA, ICE, DHS, etc), the Eternal Flame (associated with ancient temple magic) and, especially when very negative and misused by men in positions of power, has a connection to Nazi-like destructive actions, “Fire and Fury” type aggression, Torch-light marches (recent example in Charlottesville, VA last year and during World War II in Nuremburg), and “book burnings” symbolizing elimination of Truth, Facts, Reality, etc.
And today – to counter the transiting Mars-South Node of the Moon conjunction from June 13 – we have Venus conjunct the transiting North Node of the Moon (7 degrees and 52 minutes of Leo), virtually on America’s natal Mean North Node (7 degrees and 36 minutes of Leo) from July 4, 1776. Therefore, the USA has a chance to begin a new and hopefully compassionate and more care-giving/nurturing, 18+ year fate-destiny Moon Nodal Cycle through the zodiac.
Fundamentally, for the moment, Venus (Peace) wins out over Mars (War) and President Trump is forced to sign an executive order keeping families together – partially reversing his own policy that he directed AG Jeff Sessions to initiate two months ago. (The so-called "Zero Tolerance" policy remains in effect, but now families won't be separated at the border, and the DHS and HHS will need to coordinate much more closely and figure out a whole bunch of new ways for families to be in contact. Whether this will actually be implemented in a truly honest and satisfactory way is another big question that will need to be answered soon.)
It’s not that the president has seen the light of his errors and mistakes, and has truly experienced a change of heart. He is reluctantly attempting to end this uproar and outrageous actions in order to try and save his party from losing the upcoming mid-term elections due to the widespread publication of children being thrown into Japanese-internment type tents and even cages. Plus, the executive order doesn’t at all deal with the several thousand children already separated from their parents and it appears that the DHS, ICE and HHS departments are not at all keeping track of ways to reunite parents and children. Therefore, this nightmare is not at all resolved by today’s stroke of a pen.
Notes: It was only last week, just leading up to the New Moon of June 13, that President Trump met North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un in Singapore, with the New Moon exactly on the USA Mars (22 degrees of Gemini), squaring the USA Neptune (23 degrees of Virgo), and with Mars and the transiting Mean South Node uniting in the sky (8+ degrees of Aquarius) – all of this happening just prior to the president’s 72nd birthday. Although the meeting resulted in a 4-point statement that doesn’t de-nuclearize the Korean Peninsula or end the Korean War from 1950-1953, and President Trump told Americans that they could sleep peacefully now, it remains to be seen whether that summit really achieved any lasting rock-solid agreements.
President Trump has natal Vesta at 28 Pisces and he is currently experiencing transiting Vesta square his natal Vesta. At his presidential inauguration on January 20, 2017 not only was transiting Eris on his natal Sedna (a very rare and inauspicious alignment; see my article on this subject in our Current News section), but Vesta at his inauguration was the only retrograding celestial body and located at the fourth house cusp, at the bottom of that chart. In that same chart, the Messenger of the Gods planet Mercury (a main ruler of communication and transportation) was located at 6+ degrees of Capricorn – exactly where transiting Saturn is located several times in 2018. In addition, Vesta was discovered on March 29, 1807 in Berlin, Germany and located at 29 degrees and 01 minutes of Virgo. Today’s First Quarter Sun-Moon Phase was at 29 degrees and 04 minutes of Gemini and Virgo – thus square and conjunct the discovery placement of Vesta within 3 minutes of arc.
Vesta is very prominent, conjunct Chiron at 23+ degrees of Taurus and rising, and exactly square Ceres at 23+ degrees of Aquarius in the chart for the birth of the Third Reich (January 30, 1933, 11am, Berlin, Germany). America’s Vesta at 19+ degrees of Taurus is in a close conjunction with Vesta for the Third Reich – which is a major reason our nation needs to be very careful when it comes to imitating any Nazi-like behavior and attitudes.
Important Update June 21: The following is real news. Chris Hayes on his All In TV show tonight showed an interview with then Department of Homeland Security administrator General John Kelly (now the president's Chief of Staff) -- from February 2017 -- revealing that one of the key immigration goals of the new Trump Administration was to separate children from parents who were seeking asylum into the U.S. to act as a deterrent to their coming over the border. Thus, the recent so-called Zero Policy and separation of children from migrant parents was not caused by Democrats or President Obama -- it was a deliberate plan in the works since just after President Trump was inaugurated almost one and a half years ago.
Mark Lerner – 9:25pm PDT to 11 pm PDT the evening of June 20, 2018.
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